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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - September 8-14, 2016


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September 14, 2016
Curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson, Shelly Miller, Amy Sanders, and Janet Wrzesinski; edited by Priya Bathija*

The Health Care Reform Weekly Update pulls articles on cutting-edge issues directly from the Health Care Reform Educational Task Force's Twitter feed.

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Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance? - For the first time in her life, 26-year-old freelance designer Susannah Lohr had to shop for health insurance this year. She called up a major insurer in the St. Louis area where she lives, and it offered her a plan . . .

In Reversal, ConnectiCare Will Remain in Obamacare Exchange - ConnectiCare changed course Tuesday and will now remain part of the state's federally subsidized health insurance exchange next year.The health insurance company said Friday that it wanted to . . .

New Data: 49 States Plus DC Reduce Avoidable Hospital Readmissions - The unfortunate experience of having to return to the hospital after recently being treated—or watching the same thing happen to a friend or family member—is all too common. Potentially avoidable hospital . . .

Uninsured Rate Goes Down, Largely Due to Obamacare - The number of people without health insurance decreased by 1.3 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. In 2015, 9.1 . . .

Large Bailout For ObamaCare Insurers May Be Coming - Average premium increases above 25%, roughly one-third of U.S. counties projected to lack any competition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges next year, and enrollment less . . .

*This week's Health Care Reform Weekly Update was curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Shelly Miller (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI), Amy E. Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN), and Janet Wrzesinski (JW Consulting Services, Bay City, MI); and was edited by Priya Bathija (American Hospital Association, Washington, DC).

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